Tag: UNICEF Uganda

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

UNICEF Innovation Team Spotlight: Olga Nasaazi Kayima

Olga Nasaazi Kayima, RapidPro Community Manager, and Deployment Consultant Tell us a bit about your background. I am Ugandan and spent the first 9 years of my life in Kampala, Uganda. I was sent to the UK when I was 10 years old to live with my maternal aunt when […]

Ms. Flavia Ouma, Senior IT Officer of Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) demonstrating the uSurvey application to a field worker during the field testing of the system for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Survey in January 2016. © UNICEF Uganda/2016/FGM-1

uSurvey: An open source mobile tool that blends IT and programme skills to improve UNICEF’s work for children

by BP Panwar, and Sarah Kabaija – Information and Communication Technologies and Development – ICTD Advancements in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are creating new opportunities to impact children’s lives, and UNICEF is at the forefront of deploying innovative and technology-enabled solutions to reduce the inequalities children face. UNICEF, in collaboration with […]

Caption: Adolescent girls attending a DigiSchool session in a Child-Friendly Space in Adjumani district, northern Uganda. / Photo credit: Eun-Young Jeong

How the DigiSchool provides adolescent girls in Uganda a chance to experience the growing digital world

By Eun-Young Jeong Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda Previously, I posted a blog on the impact of DigiSchools in Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers in northern Uganda. In ECD centers, the introduction of the DigiSchool was followed by an increase in children’s attendance and class participation. In this post, I describe […]

September 2015 Recap: Must-Read Stories

September 2015 Recap: Must-Read Stories

By Pilar Lagos Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In cased you missed them, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during September. Click away:  Challenges For Emerging Markets’ MNOs Chris Fabian, UNICEF Innovation co-lead, talked with Alec Barton, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Developing Telecoms […]

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Expanding learning opportunities for refugee children: Uganda’s DigiSchool Pilot

Written by Eun-Young Jeong, Education Officer, UNICEF Uganda UGANDA, September 2015 – Textbooks are rare possessions for children living in northern Uganda’s resource-impoverished refugee settlements. For children here, it’s difficult to imagine life beyond the refugee settlement where they have lived since fleeing from South Sudan when conflict broke out in December […]